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bastard

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CIDE DICTIONARY

bastardn. [OF. bastard, bastart, F. btard, prob. fr. OF. bast, F. bt, a packsaddle used as a bed by the muleteers (fr. LL. bastum) + -ard. OF. fils de bast son of the packsaddle; as the muleteers were accustomed to use their saddles for beds in the inns. See Cervantes, “Don Quixote,” chap. 16; and cf. G. bankert, fr. bank bench.].
  •  A “natural” child; a child begotten and born out of wedlock; an illegitimate child; one born of an illicit union.  [1913 Webster]
    " By the civil and canon laws, and by the laws of many of the United States, a bastard becomes a legitimate child by the intermarriage of the parents at any subsequent time. But by those of England, and of some states of the United States, a child, to be legitimate, must at least be born after the lawful marriage."  Kent. Blackstone.  [1913 Webster]
  •  An inferior quality of soft brown sugar, obtained from the sirups that have already had several boilings.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A sweet Spanish wine like muscatel in flavor.  [1913 Webster]
    "Brown bastard is your only drink."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A writing paper of a particular size. See Paper.  [1913 Webster]
bastarda. 
  •  Begotten and born out of lawful matrimony; illegitimate. See Bastard, n., note.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Lacking in genuineness; spurious; false; adulterate; -- applied to things which resemble those which are genuine, but are really not so.  [1913 Webster]
    "That bastard self-love which is so vicious in itself, and productive of so many vices."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Of an unusual or irregular make or proportion; as, a bastard musket; a bastard culverin.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Abbreviated, as the half title in a page preceding the full title page of a book.  [1913 Webster]
Bastard ashlar (Arch.), stones for ashlar work, roughly squared at the quarry. -- Bastard file, a file intermediate between the coarsest and the second cut. -- Bastard type (Print.), type having the face of a larger or a smaller size than the body; e. g., a nonpareil face on a brevier body. -- Bastard wing (Zoöl.), three to five quill feathers on a small joint corresponding to the thumb in some mammalia; the alula.
bastardv. t. 
     To bastardize.  Bacon.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

bastard, n. & adj.
--n.
1 a person born of parents not married to each other.
2 sl. a an unpleasant or despicable person. b a person of a specified kind (poor bastard; rotten bastard; lucky bastard).
3 sl. a difficult or awkward thing, undertaking, etc.
--adj.
1 born of parents not married to each other; illegitimate.
2 (of things): a unauthorized, counterfeit. b hybrid.

Derivative
bastardy n. (in sense 1 of n.).
Etymology
ME f. OF f. med.L bastardus, perh. f. bastum pack-saddle

THESAURUS

bastard

SOB, affected, apocryphal, artificial, assumed, bantling, bar sinister, baseborn, bastard child, bastardy, bird, blackguard, bogus, brummagem, bugger, by-blow, cat, chap, character, colorable, colored, counterfeit, counterfeited, creep, criminal, cross, crossbred, crossbreed, devil, distorted, dressed up, duck, dummy, embellished, embroidered, enfant terrible, ersatz, evildoer, factitious, fake, faked, false, falsified, fart, fatherless, feigned, feller, fellow, fictitious, fictive, garbled, guy, half blood, half-breed, heel, hood, hooligan, illegitimacy, illegitimate, illegitimate child, imitation, jasper, jerk, joker, junky, knave, lad, limb, louse, love child, lowlife, make-believe, malefactor, man-made, meanie, misbegotten, mischief, miscreant, miscreated, mock, mongrel, mother, mule, natural, offender, perverted, phony, pill, pinchbeck, pretended, pseudo, put-on, quasi, queer, rapscallion, rascal, rat, reprobate, rogue, scalawag, scoundrel, self-styled, sham, shit, shithead, shitheel, shoddy, simulated, sinner, so-called, soi-disant, spurious, stinkard, stinker, stud, supposititious, synthetic, tin, tinsel, titivated, turd, twisted, unauthentic, ungenuine, unnatural, unreal, warped

ROGET THESAURUS

bastard

Undueness

N undueness, malum prohibitum, impropriety, illegality, falseness, emptiness of title, invalidity of title, illegitimacy, loss of right, disfranchisement, forfeiture, usurpation, tort, violation, breach, encroachment, presumption, assumption, seizure, stretch, exaction, imposition, lion's share, usurper, pretender, undue, unlawful, unconstitutional, illicit, unauthorized, unwarranted, disallowed, unallowed, unsanctioned, unjustified, unentitled, disentitled, unqualified, disqualified, unprivileged, unchartered, illegitimate, bastard, spurious, supposititious, false, usurped, tortious, undeserved, unmerited, unearned, unfulfilled, forfeited, disfranchised, improper, unmeet, unfit, unbefitting, unseemly, unbecoming, misbecoming, seemless, contra bonos mores, not the thing, out of the question, not to be thought of, preposterous, pretentious, would-be, filius nullius.


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